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Accident: 134382.015 - Employee Is Killed After Being Struck By Paddle Wheel

Accident: 134382.015 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 03/27/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1522217.01503/29/2021Jbs Foods, Inc.
At 10:30 a.m. on March 27, 2021, an employee was installing a paddle wheel in a raceway after the completion of an airline replacement/upgrade in the bottom of the raceway. The employee was struck by a 2,500 pound paddle wheel after the tro lley and chain hoist used to secure the paddle wheel failed causing it to fall o ff the overhead I-Beam. The employee suffered a fractured neck and was killed.
Keywords: falling object, fracture, head, hoist, inadequate maint, installing, laceration, maintenance, malfunction, material handling, mech malfunction, neck, struck by, wheel
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1522217.015 55 M Fatality Not specified mechanics and repairers FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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